Kerry Washington gives powerful speech about equality at GLAAD Media Awards (VIDEO)

Kerry Washington received the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday and her speech was simply stunning and passionate.

“We can’t turn a blind eye to the reality of each other’s existence and the truth about each other’s hearts. We must be allies. To be represented is to be humanized,” she said.

Kerry Washington is my hero!

GLAAD Media Awards

• Vanguard Award:  Kerry Washington
• Stephen F. Kolzak Award:  Roland Emmerich
• Outstanding Film – Wide Release:  The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
• Outstanding Drama Series:  How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
• Outstanding Comedy Series:  Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
• Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): “Identity Crisis” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
• Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series:  The Normal Heart (HBO)
• Outstanding Music Artist:  Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Xtra Mile Recordings)
• Outstanding Daily Drama:  Days of Our Lives (NBC)
• Outstanding Comic Book : Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)
• Outstanding Digital Journalism Article:  “31 Days of PrEP” [series] (
• Outstanding Blog:  Autostraddle (


• Outstanding Daytime Program Episode:  “Cementerio homófobo” Caso Cerrado(Telemundo)
• Outstanding Television Interview:  TIE:  “En cuerpo ajeno” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo) and “Intolerancia familiar” Realidades en Contexto (CNN en Español)
• Outstanding Documentary:  “Identidad sin fronteras” Panorámica (Univision/Pivot)
• Outstanding Local TV Journalism:  “Cobertura de Spirit Day” [serie] Noticias 34 (KMEX-Univision 34 [Los Angeles])


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Kerry Washington makes powerful speech about equality at GLAAD Media Awards (VIDEO)

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